Taiwan recorded two new imports of COVID-19 – two migrant workers from the Philippines and Indonesia – on Tuesday. Raise the total number of local cases to 742 cases since the pandemic began, according to the Central Epidemiological Command Center (CECC).
Two individuals, both in their 30s, arrived in Taiwan on November 30 with evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result presented within three days of their flight, CECC said. in a statement, adding that both have had no symptoms so far.
Both were subjected to compulsory quarantine for 14 days at a designated center since arrival, as part of a CECC effort to curb the spread of the virus and were tested on 13 May. 12 – the last day of their quarantine – and the results were back to positive on Tuesday, according to the center.
According to CECC, Indonesian workers had negative results on December 4, following the CECC initiative to check all Indonesian migrant workers, after the number of cases imported from the Southeast Asian country. recent spike.
Since both are in private rooms during the quarantine period, there is no need to trace communications in both cases, according to CECC.
To date, Taiwan has recorded 742 cases of COVID-19 infection, and 650 cases have been classified as imported. Out of a total, 611 people recovered, 124 were in hospital and 7 died, CECC data show.
According to CECC statistics, as the pandemic continued, COVID-19 had infected more than 72 million people in 191 countries and regions around the world, with more than 1.62 million people dying, according to CECC statistics. by Tuesday.